A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$576
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    63
    525
  • Theft
    1,440
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,388
National
$53,889
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Decorah Reviews

32 reviews
All Categories
Beautiful town, with rich history and friendly people. A very close knit strong community. The academics are outstanding as well as the extracurricular activities, the community is very active within the school. Deborah students strive to help the community in every way possible.
Review Decorah
It's a very small town, but the main street is super cute. Everything is pretty much within walking distance, and the town is very well kept. Being someone from the city I must say it is a very nice small town.
In Decorah, there is almost a cop car patrolling or responding every 3 or 4 miles because our town is very safe they are not used a ton of the time. There are no crimes prevalent in Decorah and when a crime is committed it is normally a small theft from Wal-mart or something of that extent.